3D-Printed Cheese Wants To Offer Healthier Alternative To Cheese Lovers

3D-Printed Cheese Wants To Offer Healthier Alternative To Cheese Lovers

With 3D printing evolving, a team sees if it can be used to create a new kind of food

Eva Recinos
  • 26 april 2016

This year is already gearing up to be an exciting one for 3D printing, a process that might’ve once seemed foreign but is talked about in spheres like food, fashion and art. 3D printing could especially play a big role in not only how we eat our food but how it affects us after we do. According to takepart, researchers at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands have partnered up with FrieslandCampina to create dairy products using 3D printing.

These products would minimize some of the negative characteristic of dairy products—such as cheese, which can cause higher cholesterol levels. By creating these food items, the team hopes to come up with healthier solution that can make a significant difference in a person’s diet.

Los Angeles’ 3DS Culinary Lab brings together chefs and innovators in one space to further the conversation around 3D printing and food. This puts the tool at the forefront; the space is designed to explore serious uses of 3D printing to create high-quality food.

But 3D-printed food can also be used for purposes beyond creating elegant food. One German company 3D printed food in order to make it easier for senior citizens to chew. The project proved that uses for 3D printing are many and far-ranging.

Wageningen University’s project only further supports this idea. 3D printing can be used not only for replicating foods as we already know them, but for reshaping them into something new. The 3D-printed cheese is a totally unique food item, a sneak peek at what the future of food might look like.

Wageningen University | FrieslandCampina

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